Horse likely infected outside of New York State
BEDFORD, NY -- August 31, 2012 -- Westchester County has learned of its
first case ever of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) today, in a privately
owned horse in Bedford, New York, that had recently traveled out of state to an area where
EEE is more common.
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Residents and businesses must
continue to boil water before drinking or using to prepare food;
Water Samples Taken Friday Undergoing Analysis for Cleanliness
YONKERS, NY -- August 31, 2012 -- A boil water advisory issued by
the Westchester County Department of Health for Southwest Yonkers remains in effect at least through Saturday, September 1, 2012. Upwards of 100,000 people are in the affected area.
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Mayor Spano swears in Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney. Photo by and courtesy of City of Yonkers.
YONKERS, NY -- August 31, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today
swore in Robert Sweeney as the City’s new Fire Commissioner. Sweeney joins the
Yonkers Fire Department (YFD) after spending 33 years with the New York City
Fire Department (FDNY), most recently serving as the department’s Chief of
Operations, managing the department’s day-to-day operations.
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YONKERS, NY -- August 31, 2012-- It took four days for the ruptured water main to be replaced
and to bring circumstances back to normal, or so we thought. Instead of being afforded a sigh of relief and returning to the good old days, the Yonkers Tribune has learned that the water
pressure is not what it used to be. The
cause is a faulty valve. The valve is of the wrong size. The lesson; size
matters. The dilemma confronting City Hall now is what specific days will they designate
to shut the system down, reopen the site, change the valve, flush the system, and reseal.
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YONKERS, NY -- August 30, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is
quick to state, “It is too soon to assign blame…”, when asked who is to blame
for causing a water main to rupture shortly after Noontime on Monday, August
27, 2012. The water main ruptured effected upwards of 100,000 people who reside
and work at or near Southwest Yonkers. Yonkers Firefighters worked with due
diligence to find and transport water from The Bronx to the City of Yonkers by
laying connecting hoses from The Bronx border across the Yonkers City line. The
Yonkers Police Department protected the fire trucks and hoses from being
compromised, and protected the area about the work site where DPW crew removed
the ruptured water main, replaced it, laid a concrete bedding for the new pipe to
rest upon and connected it to the adjoining pipes. It was a gargantuan task
that began on Monday and the reconstruction was completed on Thurday, August 30th.
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YONKERS, NY – August 29, 2012 -- Yonkers Fire
Fighters Local 628 – I.A.F.F. and the City of Yonkers (CoY) were scheduled to
appear before State Supreme Court Justice Sam Walker on Thursday, August 30,
2012, at 2:00 pm for further proceedings on Local 628’s application for a
Restraining Order directing CoY to maintain the minimum manning of 57
firefighters per tour pending Local 628’s contract grievance before an
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Residents and businesses must continue to boil water before drinking or using to prepare food;
next step is flushing lines and then water sampling to occur tomorrow
A boil water advisory issued Monday by the Westchester County Department of Health for southwest Yonkers will remain in effect at least through Friday.
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